Here Are The Top 10 Best Under-counter Wine Coolers 2017


Under-counter wine coolers are probably the most chic way to add a wine fridge to your kitchen. Inherently built-in under your kitchen counter they generally look sober yet classy, often using brushed stainless, amber glass doors, seamless handles and chrome trimmings

This list catalogs under-counter models in a variety of styles and form factors: Some are as narrow as 10-inch wide, to fit kitchens cabinets already cluttered by the dishwasher and the kitchen range, while others smartly separate white and red wines with french doors that give them a stylish boost. And, of course, some models make it a point to ostensibly display your most extravagant bottles using special inclined shelves.

All the under-the-counter models shown here are shorter than 36 inches so they can be built-in under standard kitchen counters, but at least 31-inch high. to look like a right fit. They must also feature front ventilation and be described by their manufacturer as made for built-in use.


The List:

* Top list currently adjusted to just the best American under-counter wine coolers (Currently available in the U.S. from the stores we monitor)

Best Model 2017
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#1
Average
Score:
93%
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Level:
High
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KitchenAid KUWR204ESB

KitchenAid KUWR204ESB

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(110 reviews)
Based on its aggregated rank of 93%, we determined that the KitchenAid KUWR204ESB is currently the best under-the-counter wine cooler 2017. AlphaChooser also concludes that our 110 reviews sampled give us a high confidence level that pushes us to call it a "no-brainer best choice."
  • A 46-bottle capacity
  • A 1 (Limited)-year warranty

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Second Best
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#2
Average
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84%
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Total
Avanti WCR5403SS 54-bottle

Avanti WCR5403SS 54-bottle

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(537 reviews)
Based on star rating of 4 averaged over 545 reviews, we rank this Avanti model the second best under-the-counter wine cooler. * By the way, our list is based on an in-depth computation of hundreds of under-the-counter wine cooler reviews from multiple sources.

The WCR5403SS bets high on style with its glass door with a mirrored finish and matching beverage cooler (sold separately)...

  • A height of 33.5 inches by 23.5 wide
  • Room for 54 bottles

The WCR5403SS bets high on style with its glass door with a mirrored finish and matching beverage cooler (sold separately)...

Also Good
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#3
Average
Score:
92%
Confidence
Level:
OK
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NewAir AWR-290DB

NewAir AWR-290DB

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(22 reviews)
  • A height of 33.75 inches by 14.88 wide
  • Room for 29 bottles
  • A 1-year warranty
Also Good
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#4
Average
Score:
83%
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Total
Danby Silhouette DWC518BLS

Danby Silhouette DWC518BLS

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(542 reviews)

The Silhouette DWC518BLS features wooden shelves that are apparently painted in silver (or black), with metal faces...

  • A height of 34 7/16 inches by 23 13/16 wide
  • A 51-bottle capacity

The Silhouette DWC518BLS features wooden shelves that are apparently painted in silver (or black), with metal faces...

Also Good
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Rank:
#5
Average
Score:
85%
Confidence
Level:
Good
GE PCR06BATSS

GE PCR06BATSS

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(81 reviews)

This middle-class mixed-use wine and beverages refrigerator offers specs like spill-proof glass shelves, a tinted glass door, and two full-extension wine racks which, combined with the beverage shelves, contain 57 bottles (presumably not just wine)

  • A height of 34.13 inches by 23.8 wide
  • Room for 12 (12 wine bottles and 126 cans or 150 cans if used only for cans) bottles

This middle-class mixed-use wine and beverages refrigerator offers specs like spill-proof glass shelves, a tinted glass door, and two full-extension wine racks which, combined with the beverage shelves, contain 57 bottles (presumably not just wine)

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Average
Score:
86%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Allavino FlexCount VSWR56-1SSLN

Allavino FlexCount VSWR56-1SSLN

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(29 reviews)
  • A 1 (5 years for the compressor system)-year warranty
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Average
Score:
86%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Allavino VSWR56-1SSRN

Allavino VSWR56-1SSRN

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(30 reviews)
Also Good
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Rank:
#8
Average
Score:
74%
Confidence
Level:
Good
EdgeStar Dual-Zone CWR361FD 36-Bottle

EdgeStar Dual-Zone CWR361FD 36-Bottle

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(82 reviews)

A 36-bottle dual-zone wine cabinet that can be used as a built-in or a freestanding unit.

  • A height of 34.13 inches by 23.5 wide
  • Room for 36 bottles

A 36-bottle dual-zone wine cabinet that can be used as a built-in or a freestanding unit.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Average
Score:
64%
Confidence
Level:
Total
Avanti WCR4600S 46-bottle

Avanti WCR4600S 46-bottle

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(1970 reviews)

The WCR4600S features a roll-out showcase inclined shelf to show the label of the six bottles you are most proud of...

  • A height of 34.25 inches by 23.5 wide

The WCR4600S features a roll-out showcase inclined shelf to show the label of the six bottles you are most proud of...

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Average
Score:
74%
Confidence
Level:
OK
EdgeStar CWR301SZ 30-bottle

EdgeStar CWR301SZ 30-bottle

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(49 reviews)

Obviously a narrow-styled under-the-counter cooler is part of only a few wine refrigerators that are at or under 15-inch wide, obviously for smaller kitchens... or wine collections. It also features wire racks, but with a wooden front.

  • A height of 32 inches by 15 wide
  • Room for 30 bottles

Obviously a narrow-styled under-the-counter cooler is part of only a few wine refrigerators that are at or under 15-inch wide, obviously for smaller kitchens... or wine collections. It also features wire racks, but with a wooden front.

More under-counter wine coolers, sorted by the latest model first:

Marathon MWC24-D
  • A height of 34.3 inches by 23.8 wide
  • A 51+ (The manufacturer says the capacity depends on the size of the bottle)-bottle capacity
  • A 2-year warranty
Allavino 3Z-VSWR5656-BWT

Allavino 3Z-VSWR5656-BWT

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(3 reviews)
  • A height of 33.9 inches by 46.8 wide
  • Room for 112 bottles
  • A 1 (5 for the compressor assembly)-year warranty
Allavino FlexCount VSWR56-2SSLN

Allavino FlexCount VSWR56-2SSLN

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(33 reviews)
  • A height of 33.9 inches by 23.4 wide
  • Room for 56 bottles
  • A 1 (5 years coverage for the compressor)-year warranty
Allavino FlexCount 2X-VSWR56-1SST

Allavino FlexCount 2X-VSWR56-1SST

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(3 reviews)
  • A 1 (5 year for compressor system)-year warranty
Allavino VSWB24-2SS

Allavino VSWB24-2SS

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(25 reviews)
  • A 56 (154 12-ounce can capacity or 42 beer bottles and 112 12-ounce cans for the beverage zone)-bottle capacity
  • A 1 (The compressor system is covered for 5)-year warranty
KitchenAid KUWR304EBS
  • A height of 35.13 inches by 23.75 wide
  • Room for 46 (24 bottles in zone 1, 22 bottles in zone 2) bottles
  • A 1 (Manufacturer offers second through fifth year limited warranty on cavity liner and sealed refrigeration system)-year warranty
Danby SSBC056D2B

Danby SSBC056D2B

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(1 reviews)
  • A height of 34.45 inches by 23.82 wide
  • A 48 (...or 6 bottles and 138 cans)-bottle capacity
KitchenAid KUWR304ESS

KitchenAid KUWR304ESS

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(4 reviews)
  • Room for 46 bottles
  • A 1 (5 on the sealed compressor system)-year warranty
Kalamera KRC-46DZB

Kalamera KRC-46DZB

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(50 reviews)
  • A height of 33 inches by 23.4 wide
  • A 1 (3 on the sealed compressor system)-year warranty
Vinotemp VT-32TSFE-SM

Vinotemp VT-32TSFE-SM

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(43 reviews)
  • A height of 33 inches by 14.50 wide
  • A 33-bottle capacity
NewAir AWR-520SB

NewAir AWR-520SB

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(43 reviews)
  • A height of 33 inches by 23.40 wide
  • Room for 52 bottles
Vinotemp VT-WINEDRAWER

Vinotemp VT-WINEDRAWER

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(9 reviews)
  • A height of 32.28 inches by 23.43 wide
  • Room for 21 (24 cans in upper zone) bottles
Marvel ML24WS

Marvel ML24WS

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(3 reviews)
  • A height of 33.75 inches by 23.9 wide
  • Room for 45 bottles
  • A 1 (5-year sealed system parts warranty)-year warranty
Marvel ML24WD

Marvel ML24WD

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(5 reviews)
  • Room for 40 bottles
Vinotemp VT-46-2Z-SBB

Vinotemp VT-46-2Z-SBB

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(30 reviews)
  • A height of 32.88 inches by 23.63 wide
Electrolux E24WC50QS

Electrolux E24WC50QS

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(1 reviews)
  • A height of 33.75 inches by 23.88 wide
  • Room for 48 bottles
Vinotemp VT-50SB-ID

Vinotemp VT-50SB-ID

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(16 reviews)
  • A height of 34.50 inches by 24 wide
  • Room for 50 bottles
EdgeStar CWR531SZ

EdgeStar CWR531SZ

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(66 reviews)
  • A height of 33.50 inches by 23.50 wide
  • Room for 53 bottles
EdgeStar CWR461DZ

EdgeStar CWR461DZ

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(25 reviews)
Vinotemp VT-26SB-ID

Vinotemp VT-26SB-ID

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(12 reviews)
  • A height of 34.4 (34.8 including leveling legs) inches by 15 wide
  • Room for 26 bottles
Vinotemp VT-32SB-ID

Vinotemp VT-32SB-ID

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(18 reviews)
  • A height of 34.38 inches by 15 wide
  • Room for 32 bottles
Avallon AWC540SZ 54-Bottle

Avallon AWC540SZ 54-Bottle

Avg. rating
(4 reviews)

With a height of 33.8 inches, just right for built-in installation, the Avallon AWC540SZ offers room for 54 bottles, which is among the highest capacity for under-counter wine coolers.

  • A height of 33.8 inches by 23.5 wide
  • A 54-bottle capacity
  • A 5-year warranty

With a height of 33.8 inches, just right for built-in installation, the Avallon AWC540SZ offers room for 54 bottles, which is among the highest capacity for under-counter wine coolers.

Whynter Elite BWR-401DS 40-Bottle

Whynter Elite BWR-401DS 40-Bottle

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(12 reviews)

French-door models are rare, but this one lets you store up to 20 bottles per zone, giving it one of the lowest capacities among built-in under-counter wine fridges that are roughly 24-inch wide. We assume that to be the trade off that comes with the convenience of having two zones, each with its own door.

  • A height of 33 inches by 24 wide
  • A 40-bottle capacity

French-door models are rare, but this one lets you store up to 20 bottles per zone, giving it one of the lowest capacities among built-in under-counter wine fridges that are roughly 24-inch wide. We assume that to be the trade off that comes with the convenience of having two zones, each with its own door.

Whynter Elite 17-Bottle BWR-171DS

Whynter Elite 17-Bottle BWR-171DS

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(33 reviews)

The BWR-171DS sports a tempered double-pane gray-smoked glass in a super narrow and slim under-the-counter form factor...

  • A height of 33 inches by 12 wide
  • Room for 17 bottles

The BWR-171DS sports a tempered double-pane gray-smoked glass in a super narrow and slim under-the-counter form factor...

KingsBottle KBU-50D-SS 50-Bottle

KingsBottle KBU-50D-SS 50-Bottle

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(21 reviews)

A 50-bottle wine cooler with two temperature zones, a lock with two keys and a fan-circulated compressor cooling system.

  • A height of 33.86 inches by 23.42 wide
  • A 50-bottle capacity

A 50-bottle wine cooler with two temperature zones, a lock with two keys and a fan-circulated compressor cooling system.

Allavino MWR-541-BR 51-Bottle

Allavino MWR-541-BR 51-Bottle

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(10 reviews)

The MWR-541-BR has five easily removable shelves on ball-bearing tracks to accommodate larger bottle types...

  • A height of 34.50 inches by 23.75 wide
  • Room for 51 bottles

The MWR-541-BR has five easily removable shelves on ball-bearing tracks to accommodate larger bottle types...

GE Monogram Wine Reserve ZDWR240PBS

GE Monogram Wine Reserve ZDWR240PBS

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(10 reviews)

The Monogram Wine Reserve ZDWR240PBS features a reversible door, 7 shelves with a wood plate and leveling legs...

  • A height of 34 1/2 inches by 23 3/4 wide
  • Room for 57 bottles
  • A 1 (5 on the sealed refrigerating system) parts and labor-year warranty

The Monogram Wine Reserve ZDWR240PBS features a reversible door, 7 shelves with a wood plate and leveling legs...

Danby Silhouette DBC2760BLS

Danby Silhouette DBC2760BLS

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(62 reviews)

The DBC2760BLS has a French-door design (only found on several models) separating each of its two temperature zones...

  • A height of 34.4 inches by 24.8 wide
  • Room for 27 bottles

The DBC2760BLS has a French-door design (only found on several models) separating each of its two temperature zones...

Avanti WCR5449SS 49-bottle

Avanti WCR5449SS 49-bottle

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(1 reviews)

The WCR5449SS is designed with five slide-out wooden shelves, four for large wine bottles and one for smaller ones...

  • A height of 33.75 inches by 23.5 wide
  • Room for 49 bottles
  • A 3-year warranty

The WCR5449SS is designed with five slide-out wooden shelves, four for large wine bottles and one for smaller ones...

Danby Silhouette DWC276BLS 27-bottle

Danby Silhouette DWC276BLS 27-bottle

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(18 reviews)

Single-zone 27-bottle wine chiller that puts forward its slender built while having the typical under-counter height of just under 36 inches (34 1/16, to be precise).

  • A height of 34 1/16 inches by 12 wide
  • A 27-bottle capacity

Single-zone 27-bottle wine chiller that puts forward its slender built while having the typical under-counter height of just under 36 inches (34 1/16, to be precise).

Haier WC200GS 48-bottle

Haier WC200GS 48-bottle

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(8 reviews)

The WC200GS features all-wood racks which Haier says facilitate label reading...

  • A height of 34 9/16 inches by 23.875 wide

The WC200GS features all-wood racks which Haier says facilitate label reading...

Danby Silhouette DWC93BLSST 34-bottle

Danby Silhouette DWC93BLSST 34-bottle

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(3 reviews)

The DWC93BLSST has a rather uncommon white LED light that brightens the interior with minimum heat...

  • A height of 34 1/16 inches by 14 15/16 wide
  • A 34-bottle capacity

The DWC93BLSST has a rather uncommon white LED light that brightens the interior with minimum heat...

U-Line 2275ZWC

U-Line 2275ZWC

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(5 reviews)
  • A height of 34.13 inches by 23.94 wide
  • Room for 43 bottles
Haier HVCE15DBH 26-bottle

Haier HVCE15DBH 26-bottle

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(1 reviews)

A narrow 15-inch 26-bottle free-standing wine cooler that has a UV-resistant reversible double-pane glass door and the standard height that allows under-counter installation.

  • A height of 34.25 inches by 14.875 wide

A narrow 15-inch 26-bottle free-standing wine cooler that has a UV-resistant reversible double-pane glass door and the standard height that allows under-counter installation.

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